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Offline keepitlow

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Blue Cheeses - Health Benefits?
« on: January 21, 2010, 07:39:13 AM »
Is there any health benefits to eating moldy blue cheeses?

I wondered if this type of food fits into fermented foods category that is superposed to offer health benefits.

Also can one inject the blue mold into store-bought cheese and develop some mold? The prices of imported blue cheese are very high. anyone ever experiment with it?

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Offline John (CH)

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Re: Blue Cheeses - Health Benefits?
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2010, 05:49:33 AM »
I don't know if there are any extra health benefits for eating blue type cheeses over other cheeses, or if eating extra moldy cheese over normal cheese.

I've never thought about intentionally trying to make a mature non-blue cheese into a blue cheese but why not? It does happen naturally some times if the two are close togthere in the fridge. I think your non-blue cheese needs to be fairly moist for the blue Penicillium roqueforti mold to take hold. Plus you'll need to pierce the non-blue cheese, several posts on how in the Blue Cheese Board. One problem is that most non-cheeses don't have the vacancies or gaps inside to get good bluing. Let us know results if you try!